Compare 2014 Ford Transit Connect vs 2014 Nissan NV200

2014 Ford Transit Connect
2014 Nissan NV200
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SWB w/Rear Liftgate XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SWB w/Rear Liftgate XL 21 29 $20,515 $22,000
SWB XL 21 29 $20,515 $22,000
LWB w/Rear Liftgate XL 21 29 $21,448 $23,000
LWB XL 21 29 $21,448 $23,000
SWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 21 29 $21,937 $23,525
SWB XLT 21 29 $21,937 $23,525
LWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 21 29 $22,870 $24,525
LWB XLT 21 29 $22,870 $24,525
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I4 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
I4 S 24 25 $19,485 $20,490
I4 SV 24 25 $20,426 $21,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,515
$19,485
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,000
$20,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$342 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Transit Connect takes some baby steps away from its almost purely commercial root -- and ends up with a nimble, appealing Wagon that will remind some of when minivans weren't so big, bloated, and expensive.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 51.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Head Room (in)
46.8 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6 6.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 68.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
23.4 21.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6 6.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.8 115.2
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 73.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.2 48
Cargo Volume (ft³)
105.9 122.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
71.5 82.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
49.6 53
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 54.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.1
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- 9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 14.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P185/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P185/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2080 1980
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5020 4751
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2755 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1425 1272
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2590 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
590 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 139 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6000 131 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.35 - 0.39
Trans PTO Access
No No
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Cargo Van Compact Cargo Van
Vehicle Name
Ford Transit Connect Nissan NV200
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.21 5.41
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Non-Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 5.41
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Doors
Side Door Type
Sliding Sliding
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 (Est) 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-- -

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